12/6/09

A Tree Metamorphisis/ Deck the Halls/ Vintage Christmas Monday!

 

Over the river and through the woods to the little Tree Farm we go!  Yesterday, Dan and I went hunting for the perfect tree!   We only had to venture about 6 miles from home to this lovely little tree farm. 







You can buy your tree already cut or head out and cut your own. 



Dan and I like to cut our own, that way we know it's super fresh.  There are rows and rows of trees!




There are Balsam and  Black Hills Spruce.  Blue Spruce and Frasier Fir.  I have decided I want a Frasier Fir this year.  They are like the Cadillac of Christmas Trees as they hold their needles so well.



By golly, I think I found my tree!  She's about 7.5 feet and with a little bottom trimming she should fit just fine!




My meticulous Hubby measures her just to make sure!



This tree even has little pine cones still on it!  I love it and I hope they stay put!



Now for the fun part!  HeeHe!  He's such a trooper!  Thank-you Honey!


Up on the old Jeep she goes!




A few hours later, and we have our Tree Metamorphisis!



A little up close of some of my ornaments.


 One of my all time faves!  I have had her for 30 some years and although she's not quite vintage yet ,she does have the look!



Now this little Nativity was purchased by my Mom in 1961.  I remember staring and staring at it as a bitty little girl and being in awe of the Magic of Christmas.  
I am joining Susan for Met. Monday.
Joan for Vintage Christmas Monday. 
On Tuesday, Susan for Deck The Halls!  Thanks ladies for hostessing these fun blog parties!   Have a great week everyone!  Cindy

41 comments:

  1. What a fun day! She is beautiful!

    Stop by!

    love,kelee

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  2. Your tree is beautiful. It looks cold there!!

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  3. Your tree IS just perfect! And the little nativity set purchased when you were a child is priceless! What happy memories it must hold for you... BIsous... Julie Marie

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  4. Thanks for taking me along to pick out the Christmas tree! You certainly picked out a beauty. It looks great with you lovely ornaments. Thanks for sharing. Judi

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  5. I like your choice of tree--it's so perfectly shaped! And that bonneted girl ornament is cute. I think 30 years qualifies her as vintage! My favorite thing though is the Packer jacket. Go Pack Go!
    Happy VCM!
    Carol

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  6. It looks like you had a great time picking out the tree! And what a beautiful transformation once you got it home.
    Happy Holidays.
    Jane

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  7. I miss having a live tree. We actually leave in a week for the holidays, so we switched 2 years ago to an artificial tree. It is easier and the only way to go when you are going to travel...but, it isn't the same. Yours looks beautiful and I bet it smells wonderful at your house.

    Sue

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  8. Oh a real tree!!! Those were the real trees. :)I can almost smell her heavenly scent! I love her shape and her pine cones. What a fun adventure and a very nice hubby! I have my grandmother's doll on my tree which is over 100 years old and she is my favorite also. So pretty!

    ~♥

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  9. How fun. You picked a beautiful tree. I love your vintage nativity too. The shepherd with a little lamb on his shoulders is so different from what you usually see.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  10. The perfect tree!!!!
    What fun it was to find it with you!!!

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  11. YOUR TREE OS JUST BEAUTIFUL..LOVED THE LITTLE DOLL TOO. WE WENT INTO THE MOUNTAINS TO CUT OURS THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING WITH ALL OUR FAMILY. WE DIDN'T GET THE PERFECT TREE, BUT DID GET SOME GOOD ONES! ENJOY IT, I COULD EVEN SMELL IT!! Come say hi :D

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  12. Nice transformation...lovely tree.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Loretta

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  13. HI!!!
    How fun to cut your own tree, we did that with our kids once, it was freezing alot of snow that year, we finally settled on any ole tree!!!! But the memories will last forever!!!! Lucky you to get to do this year after year!!! It fits perfect and looks great!!!! Love the old things, they are the best!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  14. Hi Cindy,
    What a beautiful tree! Of course your did a perfect job of decorating it! I love the doll ornament and the old nativity. Doesn't it just warm your heart to pull out the old decorations each year that hold such sweet memories. I love those decorations the best! Hugs, Loretta

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  15. Cindy, the fir is my favorite tree, too. We have never cut our own, but would love to. What a fun day that must have been! The tree is beautiful, and I love the sentimental manger scene! Linda

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  16. Thanks for sharing your great tree.

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  17. Thank you so much for coming by for a visit.
    Your tree is beautiful and definetly a Coupe De Ville complete with hood ornaments. You did a fabulous job of decorating it. It's a goood thing you chose to cut your own. I just watched a program and did you know trees are cut in October to be sent to Christmas tree lots? I sure didn't! No wonder the needles start falling out...good grief!
    Come by anytime...I'll leave a light on for you!
    Debbie

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  18. You picked a perfect tree and decorated it beautifully. I love your vintage Nativity and how it brings memories. Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day!

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  19. Thank for sharing your tree!It is wonderful!Your Nativity is so cute!
    Annalisa

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  20. Awe, the perfect tree on the mountain. This tree is so perfect. I really love the pinecones.

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  21. Now that's great transformation! Beautiful tree farm to beautiful Christmas tree. I love your holiday decor.

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  22. Morning, Cindy! What a beautiful tree and I love your decorations. Your olden Nativity is so lovely!
    Thanks for popping in to see me today.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. Oh my goodness Cindy this view of the tree farm just took my breath away. Sigh....Just lovely!

    Your tree was the perfect choice for you all.
    It looks really gorgeous!

    Many blessings my sweet friend. ~Melissa :)

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  24. very pretty tree! I love your angel! Guess what? We have the same boots...arent they nice and snuggly?

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  25. It just doesn't get any better than the search for that special tree! It looks like you guys were having a blast!!! You picked a good one!
    Rhonda

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  26. OH MY GOODNESS you are so flippin' cute with your adorable boots!!!!
    What a fun time! You're right, Dan is a trooper. Mark would've been saying the ENTIRE time "I hate the cold! I hate the cold!"
    Hence, we live in So Cal. :(
    But it is a chilly 44 degrees here today - yup - BABY it's COLD outside!! :)
    Snow is all the way down on the 2nd row of hills behind our house. So BEAUTIFUL! I mean, I could drive up about 1 mile and be in the snow. How cool is that?
    Love your "almost vintage" angel. She is beautiful. I wish I had kept my Mom's nativity. sigh.
    I still think you look adorable . . .
    HUGS! :) Karen

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  27. That is truly one of the best-shaped trees I've ever seen! You got a real winner. And with pinecones to boot. It looks beautiful, Cindy. I wish I could have a real tree. I'll just have to come back and stare at yours!
    Brenda

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  28. We cut here, too. I love your "perfect" tree! Now so ready to go get ours!

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  29. Hi Cindy !
    What a wonderfully perfect tree ! I bet the smell is great ! I love the pictures of you and the hubster - you guys are cute !
    Kammy

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  30. Cindy, You selected the most perfect and beautiful tree, complete with little pinecones!! Love your precious ornaments, too. I think it is so special to have something from your childhood and that nativity set is just precious. Much as I would like to have a real tree, I just cannot handle picking needles out of the carpet in March! *grin* and can you imagine 7 of those suckers in the house?!
    hugs, Sue

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  31. Looks like you had a wonderful day with lots of memories. The tree looks great with all your ornaments. Decorations are looking tooo good. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  32. Cindy, your tree looks beautiful! How fun to go cut your tree. We go to a tree farm, but we've gotten old and let them cut the trees after we pick them out! I love that sweet little nativity. How great that it was yours when you were a child. Thanks for coming to visit me. You are just the sweetest visitor! You asked if my village pieces were a set. After you asked that, I decided I should have put that in the post, so I went back and added it - no, they are not all from a set. When you refuse to buy unless it is on sale, you don't get a set of anything! laurie

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  33. What a neat adventure! And the tree looks fabulous and festive decorated for Christmas! :) ~Rhonda

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  34. Cindy, I am sorry I'm late to the party, but I have to tell you that tree is GORGEOUS! I loved seeing it all decorated, too, and it was fun seeing y'all select it and take it home with you.

    Your house is truly a Christmas house!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  35. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ooooh...I could smell the pine...I swear I could! Hehe! Girl, that Frasier pine is just gorgeous...and so perfect!!! It looks like ya'll had a great time going and picking out your tree! You look so cute in your boots...just like a little snow bunny! Ohhh my...your tree looks soooo beautiful all decked out, Cindy! I love the little Christmas doll too! Love how you did all the pretty red Christmas ribbon streamers...that's always how I do my tree! Ohhh...what a beautiful area you live in...it's really a Winter Wonderland!!! I would love to come for a visit some day...you know, I have never been to Wisconsin!

    Well my friend, I sure did enjoy watching you find the perfect tree and seeing it all trimmed out! It's beautiful!!! Enjoy!!! We are under winter storm warnings again...it's really snowing and of course the wind is blowing so that makes for dangerous conditions! I'm glad that Russell will be home from work soon...it's getting nasty out! Boy...and it's cold too! It's only 7 degrees...brrrr!!!

    Love ya, Darlin'!
    Chari

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  36. Wow! A real Christmas Tree farm. Your Christmas tree is beautiful.

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  37. Cindy your tree is just lovely! I bet your home smells heavenly. We were never able to have a real Christmas tree because of our son's allergies but I remember how special they were growing up. Your ornaments are so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your tree ♥

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  38. I used to enjoy the whole tree hunt event but then again I didn't have to do the laying in the ground and the lugging of the tree. Hip hip hooray for those willing to do this.

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  39. Wonderful post from start to beautiful finish!

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  40. What a perfect day you chose to pick out your tree! Clear weather, gorgeous sky and just enough snow to make it pretty.

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I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy